We went to CAT scan today, but otherwise, a quiet day. Eric remains stable. They weaned a bit on the ventilator, moreso for the purposes of safer parameters (currently, pressure (16) SIMV 18, FiO2 .45, PEEP 5) , rather than a goal of extubation at this point. He'll need to remain intubated for some time both for secretion clearance and until he gains strength back. They're feeding him TPN and also later tonight will begin nasal-duodenum (nutrition put directly into the intestine) later this evening.
We'll know more about the plan for Eric tomorrow. The doctors will have a big powwow then to discuss the best course of action for Eric. We're guessing that plan will include surgery. When is the question. One day at a time.